On February 26, 2015, the FCC voted to protect real Net Neutrality, by restoring the agency's authority to protect Internet users under Title II of the Communications Act.
Translation: a concrete victory in the fight to protect the Open Internet. The Internet Archive & Electronic Frontier Foundation & Free Press along with 15 co-hosts decided it was time to celebrate. Some 400 grassroots activists, policymakers, lawyers, technologists, librarians, teachers, students and civil rights leaders gathered at the Internet Archive in San Francisco to savor the moment. VICTORY FOR THE NET! celebrates the everyday people who stood up to corporate giants and created a public policy that will actually protect the public.
After beer and pizza, guests gathered in the Internet Archive Great Room to hear from:
• Emcee:Jason Scott, Internet Archive Archivist video
• Watch a Video John Oliver on Net Neutralityvideo (from Youtube)
• Julia Graber, Organizer, Free Pressvideo
• Corynne McSherry, Intellectual Property Director, EFFvideo
• Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Franciscovideo
• Helen Grieco, Northern California Organizer, Common Cause video
• Cayden Mak, New Media Director, 18 Million Risingvideo
• Brewster Kahle-- Digital Librarian, Internet Archivevideo
The event was Sponsored by:
• Fight for the Future
• Kahle/Austin Foundation
• SF Bitcoin